Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various mammals of the family Equidae, having a single hoofed digit on each foot, and including the horses, asses, and zebras.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hoofed mammal of the family Equidæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any animal of the taxonomic family Equidae, including any equine (horse, zebra, ass, mule, etc.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Equidae, family name, from Latin equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Years ago, the famous professor George Simpson wrote, “The most famous of all equid horse trends, ‘gradual reduction of the side toes,’ is flatly fictitious.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Years ago, the famous professor George Simpson wrote, “The most famous of all equid horse trends, ‘gradual reduction of the side toes,’ is flatly fictitious.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Years ago, the famous professor George Simpson wrote, “The most famous of all equid horse trends, ‘gradual reduction of the side toes,’ is flatly fictitious.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Years ago, the famous professor George Simpson wrote, “The most famous of all equid horse trends, ‘gradual reduction of the side toes,’ is flatly fictitious.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Famously discovered by Harry Johnston and named by P.L. Sclater in 1901 (Johnston thought he was tracking down reports of a new forest-dwelling equid), Okapia is a short-necked forest-dwelling giraffid, though how typical it is in the grand scheme of giraffid diversity and evolution has proved controversial.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • In the world of global wildlife conservation, Marwell is an important place, having played key roles in captive breeding and/or reintroduction schemes for Takhi Equus przewalskii (the equid formerly known as Przewalski's horse), Amur tiger Panthera tigris altaica (the felid formerly known as the Siberian tiger) and Scimitar-horned oryx Oryx dammah.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • For the record, the deal with horses in North America is that, while members of the genus Equus were numerous and important there in the Pleistocene, they later became extinct (to quote R. Dale Guthrie (2003): ‘equid species dominated North American late Pleistocene faunas in terms of abundance, geographical distribution, and species variety, yet none survived into the Holocene epoch’ (p. 169)).

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • All these three are called zebroids – defined as a cross between a zebra and any other equid.

    Zorse – The Zebra Horse Hybrid

  • Famously discovered by Harry Johnston and named by P.L. Sclater in 1901 (Johnston thought he was tracking down reports of a new forest-dwelling equid), Okapia is a short-necked forest-dwelling giraffid, though how typical it is in the grand scheme of giraffid diversity and evolution has proved controversial.

    More on what I saw at the zoo

  • For the record, the deal with horses in North America is that, while members of the genus Equus were numerous and important there in the Pleistocene, they later became extinct (to quote R. Dale Guthrie (2003): ‘equid species dominated North American late Pleistocene faunas in terms of abundance, geographical distribution, and species variety, yet none survived into the Holocene epoch’ (p. 169)).

    History writ large at Electric Politics

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